There are hundreds of microphones to choose from, and making that choice can be a difficult decision – will that mic suit my voice? Will it suit the female artist I’m recording tomorrow? Will it give me the tone I’m after for this particular recording?
The likely answer to these questions is ‘I don’t know’ – until you try it in session. That’s one reason why most studios will have a selection of microphones, and choose the one that works best for the particular task at hand.
Before we get stuck in I would like to highlight the fact I am a guitarist of 15 years with about 5 minutes of recording experience.This isn’t a comprehensive insight into the evolution of music technology but purely a short ‘ode to’ written by a lover of music, technology and history.
I was sat eating my breakfast the other morning watching YouTube (don’t judge me) enjoying a bit of the satirical world of Charlie Brooker, when a video by a well known youtuber by the name of Rob Scallon popped up.
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Hi-Res sound recording and playback in such a small size: The new Olympus LS-P4 Linear PCM Recorder lets professional filmmakers, YouTube enthusiasts, musicians and other users enjoy the sound quality and versatility that the Olympus LS Series is renowned for – in a compact and robust design making it the ideal companion for on the go.
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Eleven years since our local mic brand Sontronics introduced SIGMA, its first ribbon microphone, to the world, the company is proud to announce the release of a whole new generation of ribbon microphones: SIGMA 2, DELTA 2 and APOLLO 2.
It’s a problem that’s been around for as long as amplified instruments. How to capture your playing in high quality and in a usable format without paying for an expensive studio. Roland has just entered the race with a simple yet bells-and-whistles attached effort.
As you know you can easily record audio from your smart phone. But most times its not the ideal way of capturing the best possible sound quality.
If you want to capture decent audio to you iPhone for podcasts, band rehearsals, singing or even Facebook live, I would recommend the Shure MV88. It’s a top quality condenser microphone which enables you to record 24bit at 48khz straight to you iPhone. Continue Reading
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